Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit From Mexico Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries, 37779-37780 [2013-15003]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Health Certificate for Animal Products. OMB Number: 0579–0256. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export of U.S. animals and products, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains information regarding the import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156. Many countries that import animal products from the United States require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of certain diseases. These countries may also require that our certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use of information collection activities, including an Export Health Certificate for Animal Products Form/Continuation Sheet (Veterinary Services (VS) Forms 16–4/ 16–4A), and if a certificate is denied or withdrawn by VS, an exporter can request a hearing to appeal VS’ decision. These information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with an estimated total annual burden on respondents of 66,266 hours and an estimated annual number of responses of 133,652. Due to the increase in exports in response to market forces, the number of respondents has increased to 42,000, which has also increased the estimated annual number of responses to 178,502. However, we have decreased the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 66,266 hours to 57,122 hours because respondents indicated that the time needed to complete VS Form 16–4 was less than our previous estimate. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.32 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 42,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4.25. Estimated annual number of responses: 178,502. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 57,122 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of June 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15002 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37779 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0029] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit From Mexico Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the transit of untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico through the United States to foreign countries. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00290001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0029, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0029 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the transit of untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico through the United States to foreign countries, contact Mr. Luis Feliciano, Permit Analyst, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 851–2028. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 37780 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit from Mexico Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries. OMB Number: 0579–0303. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into or their dissemination within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The plant quarantine safeguard regulations in title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, part 352 allow certain products or articles that are classified as prohibited or restricted under other regulations in title 7 to be moved into or through the United States under certain conditions. Such articles include fruits and vegetables that are moved into the United States for: (1) A temporary stay where unloading or landing is not intended; (2) unloading or landing for transshipment and exportation; (3) unloading or landing for transportation and exportation; or (4) unloading and entry at a port other than the port of first arrival. Fruits and vegetables that are moved into the United States under these circumstances are subject to inspection and must be handled in accordance with conditions assigned under the safeguard regulations to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests. In accordance with § 352.30, untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico may be moved into or through the United States in transit to foreign countries under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These conditions involve the use of an information collection that includes an Application for Permit to Transit Plants and/or Plant Products, Plant Pests, and/ or Associated Soil Through the United States (Plant Protection and Quarantine Form 586). We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information collection activity for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per response. Respondents: Shippers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 25. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 25. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 12.5 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of June 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15003 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0051] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Shepherd’s Purse From the Republic of Korea Into the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the regulations for the importation of shepherd’s purse from the Republic of Korea into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2013-0051-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0051, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2013-0051 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. For information regarding the regulations for the importation of shepherd’s purse from the Republic of Korea into the United States, contact Mr. Andrew Wilds, Trade Director, Plant Health Programs, Phytosanitary Issues Management, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301) 851–2275. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Shepherd’s Purse from the Republic of Korea into the United States. OMB Number: 0579–0366. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0029]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit From Mexico 
Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request an extension of approval of an information 
collection associated with the regulations for the transit of untreated 
oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico through the United 
States to foreign countries.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0029-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0029, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-
0029 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA 
South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, 
please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for 
the transit of untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from 
Mexico through the United States to foreign countries, contact Mr. Luis 
Feliciano, Permit Analyst, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, 
Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 851-2028. For copies of more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste 
Sickles,

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APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit from Mexico 
Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries.
    OMB Number: 0579-0303.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, 
entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other 
articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into or their 
dissemination within the United States. This authority has been 
delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
    The plant quarantine safeguard regulations in title 7, Code of 
Federal Regulations, part 352 allow certain products or articles that 
are classified as prohibited or restricted under other regulations in 
title 7 to be moved into or through the United States under certain 
conditions. Such articles include fruits and vegetables that are moved 
into the United States for: (1) A temporary stay where unloading or 
landing is not intended; (2) unloading or landing for transshipment and 
exportation; (3) unloading or landing for transportation and 
exportation; or (4) unloading and entry at a port other than the port 
of first arrival. Fruits and vegetables that are moved into the United 
States under these circumstances are subject to inspection and must be 
handled in accordance with conditions assigned under the safeguard 
regulations to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant 
pests.
    In accordance with Sec.  352.30, untreated oranges, tangerines, and 
grapefruit from Mexico may be moved into or through the United States 
in transit to foreign countries under certain conditions to prevent the 
introduction of plant pests into the United States. These conditions 
involve the use of an information collection that includes an 
Application for Permit to Transit Plants and/or Plant Products, Plant 
Pests, and/or Associated Soil Through the United States (Plant 
Protection and Quarantine Form 586).
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity for an additional 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Shippers.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 25.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 25.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 12.5 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of June 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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